|Born||Daniel Herbert Mattes
November 14, 1972
|Residence||Mountain View, California, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Founder and CEO of Jumio
Co-Founder of Jajah
Co-Founder of Auftrag.at
Daniel Mattes (born November 14, 1972) who is called the “Bill Gates of the Alps” in some parts, is a serial Internet entrepreneur and business angel living in Silicon Valley, USA and Austria, Europe. He is the founder and CEO of the online payment company Jumio. In May 2012 his company donated $5 million to a start-up developer fund and Citi Ventures, a unit of global financial services company Citi, announced its strategic investment in Jumio. At this time, Jumio has gotten traction with a $100 million run rate in revenues since its start in 2010. Prior to Citi's investment, Jumio had raised a $25.5 million Series B round with Andreessen Horowitz as the lead venture capitalist. In March 2011 Jumio announced closing of its $6.5m A-round of financing, led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. Prior to Jumio he founded VoIP company Jajah which was acquired 2009 for $207 million by Telefónica. In 2007, he was voted 81st most important Austrian citizen by Austrian magazine “News” in the “1000 most important Austrians.” list
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He studied Computer Science & Economics at the University of Linz (Austria), received the University diploma “Certified e-Business Manager” from the Danube University Krems (Austria) and did his post-graduate work in IT Management at the Danube University of Krems (Austria).
In 2010, Daniel founded Jumio Inc., a start-up for online payments. Jumio's Netswipe solution turns any webcam into a secure credit card reader, letting consumers with a web camera-equipped mobile phone, tablet or computer safely pay for purchases using their credit card. Of the staggering $700 billion e-commerce market in the US and Europe, 49% are considered high-risk. Serving this $346 billion industry, which includes segments like digital goods, travel, online retail, gaming and gambling, requires the highest possible level of security. Simplified user experience and heightened security are relevant, not only in high-risk markets, but for the success of any online business. Amongst Jumio’s more than 1700 customers are companies like Western Union, Click A Taxi, Toptal, ICP, Vera&John, Bets4all, Model Citizen Fund and BitInstant.
Alongside busy business development, Jumio invests significant resources to continuously increase security. Jumio is working closely with research centers and universities all around the world. Jumio operates a 24/7 anti-fraud team to ensure secure and swift transactions for both merchants and customers.
In 2005, Daniel with Roman Scharf formed Jajah. Daniel acted as Executive Chairman until 2009. During this time, they raised $35 million in venture funding from Deutsche Telekom AG, Santa Clara-based Intel Capital, Menlo Park-based Sequoia Capital and Palo Alto-based Globespan Capital Partners. Jajah had an impressive infrastructure for its VOIP service and had been concentrating its efforts more on offering a white-label service for operators and other providers than competing directly with Skype or Google Voice. It took over the running of Yahoo’s VOIP service 2008 and has also been offering its service to the enterprise market. After reaching 25 million clients worldwide, Jajah was acquired December 2009 by Telefónica for $207 million in an all cash deal.
Daniel has helped companies uBoot.com (Germany), Meovi.com (USA), Technik Design (Austria), ACP Capital Partners (Austria), Kronomy Inc. (USA) and Talenthouse Inc. (USA) with his expertise in internet strategy, technology and contacts.
In 1999, Daniel co-founded the e-government solution company “Auftrag.at” with a direct co-ownership of the government owned publication “Wiener Zeitung”. They lobbied to allow public tenders to be published on business websites. The company received Austria's Federal Award of Excellence in 2002  and has become the de facto standard for public tenders in Europe.
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- November 2002: Federal Award of Excellence, Austria
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